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Hey gals and guys, I had just planned to introduce myself as a new member here on CA, but as it turns out, I've had this account around for a while for some unbeknown reason (as far as my short-lived memory extends, anyway). Well, better not let it go to waste.
My name is Christian (Chris is fine, really), and I recently started a fine arts' school (post-HS, pre-college) in Sweden. The school in question has fairly heavy emphasis on traditional sculpting, painting and graphic printing. Painting and drawing are of great interest to me, although I feel I lack mileage, especially in the latter. Short story, I'm going to stay as active as possible in this very sketchbook thread to gain the experience and hopefully insight from your constructive criticism that I need to improve greatly.
Hmm, goals are always nice too. One of my main goals is to gain artistic freedom to create anything I like from imagination. I believe studies are the best path toward that goal, so expect a lot of them, including but not by any bloody means limited to: Human anatomy, animal anatomy, lighting, master copies, rendering techniques, matte paintings, still lives, life drawings, blahblah.
Just be warned that:
* My Internet connection sucks.
* My school is by tradition trying to "brainwash" its students "toward the abstract".
* I'm stubborn and forgetful.
* The pencil is my nemesis.
* I'm not making my artworks to please anyone. They're merely for mileage, improvement and fun.
Be sure to offer (harsh) constructive criticism for my images, I won't weep or ever give up, promise. 8)
Enough keyboard wear, time for a selection of images from the past couple of months (old in the top):
Edit: Look a couple of posts down instead for the excessive spam, I compressed the images quite a bit this time around.